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Job Programme Manager, in UNV

Vacancy End Date :(Midnight New York, USA) 12/09/2019
Agency : UN Volunteers
Title : Programme Manager, UNV
Job ID :25721
Practice Area – Job Family :Management
Time Left :10d 20h 6m
Duty Station :El Fasher, Sudan
Education & Work Experience :I-Master’s Level Degree – 5 year(s) experience :Languages Required: Desired: English
Grade : P3
Vacancy Type : TA International
Posting Type : External
Bureau : United Nations Volunteers
Contract Duration :Up to 30 June 2020, with possible extension of 3 to 6 months

Background
The UNV Field Units (FU) are mainly accountable for the mobilization and placement of UN Volunteers in UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes focused on peace, development and humanitarian needs.  The UNV Field Units represent and position UNV in the respective countries and bring UNV’s services and solutions closer to its partners from governments, UN entities, civil society and private sector.Reporting to the Regional Portfolio Manager based in the UNV Regional Office in Amman, and under the guidance and operational direction of the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Deputy Director of Mission Support or other designate of the Director of Mission Support, the Programme Manager, UNV is responsible for the oversight and management of UN Volunteers serving with UNAMID and for the work and expected deliverables of the UNV Field Unit in UNAMID. He/she provides oversight and strategic guidance to the UNV Field Unit and is mainly accountable for the placement of UN Volunteers mobilized in the context of the Security Council mandated mission. She/he works in close coordination with the UNV Field Unit based in UNDP Khartoum.  
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Volunteer mobilization and managementProvide oversight and manage the UNV Field Unit to ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments bring in support to the achievement of their respective mandates;Identify volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities, including collaboration in the preparation of descriptions of assignment, as well as overseeing the downsizing process of UN Volunteers in UNAMID in line with mission drawdown and liquidation;Ensure that incoming and outgoing UN Volunteers are adequately briefed and debriefed and extend personal support and guidance to UN Volunteers serving in the country;Work closely with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Field Security Officer and provide support to the UN Designated Official to ensure a detailed understanding among UN Volunteers on all security-related issues.  Monitor security incidents that affect UN Volunteers and ensure that all new UN Volunteers complete SSAFE training.Monitor the well-being and performance of serving UN Volunteers through routine field visits;Manage and ensure administrative and corporate backstopping to the UN Volunteers in the UN Mission (which includes contract management, payroll monitoring leave and attendance monitoring, provision of induction briefings, ensuring appropriate working, living and security conditions, etc.), while ensuring UN Volunteers in the UN Mission are managed on an equal footing with other Mission-associated personnel, and in accordance with the stipulations of the Global MOU concluded between UNV and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations/Department of Field Support (DPO/DFS);Oversee and approve UN Volunteers’ entitlements as delegated, authorized, or required;Provide overall management and administrative support to UN Volunteers;Manage efficiently the training budget of the EOL (i.e.: mission budget) – in coordination with the UN Mission’s Training Unit – and the budget provided by UNV HQ for the promotion of volunteerism.Advocacy, partnership building, and UNV programme integrationPromote UNVs’ field efforts in close collaboration with the UNV Programme Analyst, ensuring key results and delivery of the Strategic Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals;In collaboration with UNV Regional Office, liaise and develop regular contacts with relevant partners and UNV staff at the sub-regional, country and, if required, headquarters level, to strengthen existing collaboration and promote/identify new opportunities for UNV in the areas of peacebuilding, humanitarian, and crisis prevention and recovery activities;In line with DPO/DFS policies, position UNV as a partner that can assist the UN Mission in its national capacity development and community engagement efforts in both substantive and technical support roles, especially in line with the mission closure and transition of implementation to UN agencies, funds and programmes;Identify, pursue and develop inputs to DPO, UNDP, UNV news stories and other publications and working documents for programme development purposes. This includes the preparation of case studies, best practice guidelines, briefing notes, etc., on UNV’s work in peacekeeping, humanitarian relief and electoral support in the country;Participate in DPO, UNDP and UNV corporate and country level discussions and planning, including the preparation of portfolio summary reports, contributions to UNV business plans, volunteer advisory services related inputs, project appraisal committees, and routine preparation of briefing and advisory notes;Identify, design and implement volunteer activities/events/projects (including the annual celebration of International Volunteer Day on 5 December), including exploring funding opportunities, in close coordination with local volunteer associations and UN partners;Contribute to the creation of a corporate identity for the UN Volunteers and to the promotion of volunteerism through the UN Volunteers in the country;Identify opportunities for the use of Online Volunteers and promote the online volunteer services with partners.ManagementDevelop and manage the implementation of the Field Unit’s annual work plan, including management and reporting on UNV support funds and budget;Lead the UNV country-presence to ensure coordinated and effective delivery of services as well as enable a supportive and collaborative work environment;Manage any UNV assigned personnel within the Field Unit including supervision, performance assessment and capacity development;Establish and monitor implementation of the Field Unit’s annual work plan and set performance indicators.Manage learning activities, including establishing the Field Unit’s Learning Plans and ensure that personnel supervised meet their development needs as set in the PMD;Implement procurement processes and provide oversight to contract implementation and certification of payments. 
Competencies
Core CompetenciesInnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas workLeadershipAbility to persuade others to followPeople ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfactionCommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transformDeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgementTechnical/Functional CompetenciesSustainable DevelopmentKnowledge of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensionsPeacebuilding and ReconciliationAbility to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and developmentRelationship ManagementAbility to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, inter-agency coordination and forge productive working relationshipsResults-based ManagementAbility to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable resultsProject ManagementAbility to plan, organize, motivate, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goalsKnowledge ManagementAbility to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
Required Skills and Experience
EducationMaster’s degree in social sciences, public administration, humanitarian, international relations/development studies, law, human resources or other related fields.ExperienceMinimum 5 years of relevant work experience at the field level, preferably with UNDP/UNV, or in the areas of humanitarian relief, electoral assistance, or special operations in DPO environment;Work experience as UNV Programme Officer in a field location is an asset.Language RequirementsFluency in EnglishWorking knowledge of Arabic is desirable. 
Disclaimer
NoteOnly short-listed applicants will be contacted;The successful candidate will hold a UNDP letter of appointment.

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